Town Creek Indian
Mound
By
Joffre L. Coe
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This is the perfect counter-point to "Looting Spiro Mounds".
Although the site is on the eastern edge of the continent, I
recommend the book as an example of how things COULD be.  
Expert contributors have written a scholarly but readable account
of the on going excavation of this important late prehistoric site.
Each interprets the site from the viewpoint of their field of study.
Many sites of even greater significance have been excavated in
days...to all our sorrow. This relatively small site has been in the
process of excavation and interpretation for decades!